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Poster: turnphilup Date: Jan 3, 2011 10:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Battle of the Cover Bands... sorta Grateful releated

Well I have seen them both now. DSO and Further. Now both our coming to town. I don't get out much and funds are always tight, but I need me a fix of some live GD music. Had a blast at my last DSO show( did a 77 show), Further not so much. So who should get my dough? I just want to have some fun and flashback to the daze. When Phil is on, the band is on. Put on the China Cat from DP12 for some Phil in your ear. Peace.

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Poster: Dancin'Deb Date: Jan 3, 2011 10:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Battle of the Cover Bands... sorta Grateful releated

DSO! I have been to several of both, most recently DSO...I hate to say this but Furthur sounds, well, old...I will, of course, continue to see them when I can just because...but if I had to make a choice, I would choose DSO (shhhh...don't tell anyone ;) I think they sound incredible and are great fun live! Hope this helps!

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jan 3, 2011 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Battle of the Cover Bands... sorta Grateful releated

You two need to get out and see Splintered Sunlight. They get to the Stone Pony in Asbury Park a lot, so that's about a 1.25 hour ride south of NYC. Their "Polynesian Jerry" Butchy Sochorow is the best faux Jerry I've seen or heard yet. I got to see them play a few songs with John K. a few months back too. Great stuff.

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Jan 3, 2011 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Battle of the Cover Bands... sorta Grateful releated

Big woot for Splintered Sunlight, they've been at it now for close to twenty years, and although the band is quite different these days with all new players except for Butchie and Jerry, they still have my support as my #1 Dead cover band out there. That said, I don't consider Furthur a Dead cover band at all, and to even suggest that is basically a huge insult to everyone involved in that band, which was probably your intent right?

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jan 3, 2011 7:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Battle of the Cover Bands... sorta Grateful releated

Instead of laying down to prepay the upcoming (unknown) Road Trips series, why not petition the powers-that-be at Dead.net & Rhino to release more Dead Concert DVD's and experience the real deal in the comfort of your home?

Shoreline 06/16/90 snippets, Truckin up to Buffalo 89,
The Philly 89 Scarlet - Fire, Oakland 07/24/87 - Anaheim 07/26/87, New Years 12/31/78 & the Dead Movie outakes are some happy stuff!

Or on a further note for the kiddies > What ever happened to the "Terrapin Station" project @ SOMA in San Francisco that was on the back burner post 1995?

Take your lady down to the beach and twirl there, it's still genuine everyday!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 3, 2011 7:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Battle of the Cover Bands... sorta Grateful releated

That is a great last line, ds

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Poster: JerseyMark Date: Jan 3, 2011 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Battle of the Cover Bands... sorta Grateful releated

I'd see DSO and Splintered Sunlight before I spend the money on Furthur.If you ever find yourself on the Jurzey shore,I suggest checking out Blues Highway. There a good fun Grateful Dead cover band that plays around Bradly Beach and Belmar all year round.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jan 3, 2011 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Battle of the Cover Bands... sorta Grateful releated

I used to enjoy some Splintered Sunlight shows here on the archive. Not any more. They've gone downhill from posting SBDs and Matrix recordings. Now it's nothing but a lot of shitty audience garbage played in cramped bars and clubs.

Cubensis has gone in the other direction. Most of their shitty audience recordings have been replaced with a Matrix mix...

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Poster: Jim F Date: Jan 4, 2011 4:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Battle of the Cover Bands... sorta Grateful releated

Check out youtube for the Japanese GD cover band that is pretty big out there. They actually sound pretty good, too. The lead guitar player is the spitting image of a Japanese version of early 70's Garcia. I forget their name, but they can't be that hard to search for.